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Eggs Spinning in Milk: Publication in Physics of Fluids

We are proud to announce that our work on spinning spheres in a shallow bath has now been published and featured on the cover of Physics of Fluids!  When a hard-boiled egg spins through a pool of milk on the kitchen counter, the milk rises up the sides of the egg and droplets are ejected. This [...]

April 9th, 2015|News, Research|

Swarms and Flocks

We have been working towards methods of determining the positions of birds in 3D space as they fly using our Synthetic Aperture imaging approach.  Pigeons are particularly easy to film because we can trick them into coming in for food, and then scaring them.  These preliminary videos help understand the potential this approach may have [...]

March 4th, 2015|Research|

67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics – Splash Lab Entries

We are happy to announce that we were selected as winners of the 2014 gallery of fluid motion. The contest hosts approx. 150 entries with 12 winners, which were really fun to see this year. The winning poster and video are below.  Matryoshka Cavity  - Milton van Dyke Award Winner Buckling instability of crown sealing- Video [...]

December 3rd, 2014|News|

3D flow fields of a moth and toy: Published in Experiments in Fluids

We are happy to announce that our 3D flow fields around a flapping toy and moth is now published in Experiments in Fluids.  This work demonstrates the marriage of data from our SAPIV system, wherein we combine, force, flow field, and position measurements synchronously. The velocity fields presented for the free flying butterfly have limited [...]

November 1st, 2014|Research|

Catastrophic cracking courtesy of quiescent cavitation

We are pleased to announce another publication in Physics of Fluids entitled "Catastrophic cracking courtesy of quiescent cavitation" in the September issue.  We are featured as one of the Gallery of Fluid Motion papers.  These short papers highlight the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion winners from the previous year! [...]

October 23rd, 2014|Research|

Water entry of axisymmetric bodies

We are pleased to announce that our article "The water entry of slender axisymmetric bodies" was just published in Physics of Fluids!!!  Congratulations to Kyle, Stephen and Tadd.  This work was really fun and was the first time we utilized an Inertial Measurement Unit synchronized with our imaging data.  The IMU was developed by Stephen [...]

July 31st, 2014|Research|

Bubbles and Balloons

BYU Productions just finished a wonderful video that highlights some basics of bubbles and balloons as highlighted by our lab through high speed photography.  We are extremely grateful for the coverage.  The video turned out great!  It was a lot of fun to make.  Thanks Julie Walker and crew!!!!  

July 17th, 2014|Media|

Congratulations BYU Class of 2014!

Splash Lab made a short video of commencement at BYU to congratulate the class of 2014. Enjoy!  

April 28th, 2014|News|

Second Annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition

This week Splash Lab ran the 2nd annual Utah Underwater Robotics competition at the Lehi Legacy center.  The only ROV competition in the state of Utah.  Over 450 middle and elementary school-age students participated. Throughout the year dozens of volunteers traveled to these various schools to teach the students about physics and engineering. These students [...]

March 21st, 2014|News|

“How to find a Valentine?” by Splash Lab

Splash Lab made its first Valentines Day YouTube video. Enjoy!  

February 10th, 2014|Media|